Word of the Day Archive
November 2010

  1. enceinte: pregnant; with child.
  2. thwart: to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
  3. hyperbolic: using hyperbole; exaggerating.
  4. brumal: wintry.
  5. saccade: the movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading.
  6. nacreous: lustrous; pearly.
  7. palpitate: to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter.
  8. demotic: of or pertaining to the common people; popular.
  9. moue: a pouting grimace.
  10. ullage: the amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle.
  11. whilom: former; in the past; erstwhile.
  12. alchemical: pertaining to the transformation of something common, usually of little value, into a substance of great worth.
  13. debonair: courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm.
  14. emend: to free from faults or errors; correct.
  15. de rigueur: strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.
  16. gest: a notable deed or exploit.
  17. idioglossia: a private form of speech invented by one child or by children.
  18. aoristic: indefinite; indeterminate.
  19. hallow: to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
  20. weal: well-being, prosperity, or happiness.
  21. bamboozle: to deceive or get the better of someone by trickery.
  22. enspirit: to infuse life into; enliven.
  23. mithridate: a confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison.
  24. heuristic: serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation.
  25. consanguineous: related by blood; descended from the same ancestor.
  26. bonanza: a source of great and sudden wealth or luck.
  27. olio: a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge.
  28. namaste: a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting.
  29. impetrate: to obtain by entreaty.
  30. lilliputian: extremely small; tiny; diminutive.


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